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Dec 19, 2012 5:00pm PST
with us a live report, and update at 6:00. >> thank you, and not far from highway 85 a search for a burglary suspect sends a preschool into lock down most of the day. students and teachers in cupertino asked to lie on the floor and shut off lights while officers canvased the neighborhood around the school this afternoon. sky 7 was overhead. police pulled over a car carrying three men believed to have been involved in several home burglaries. two people in the vehicle were arrested but a third man ran, triggering the search. the person has not been found. >> president obama is vowing to send congress new policy proposals for reducing gun violence. today, he aa.pointing joe biden to lead efforts come up with a new recommendations. the president wants congress to reinstate a weapons ban that was in place but expired in 2004. he says america can no longer sit back to allow massacres like the one in connecticut to keep taking place. >> i will use all powers of this office to help advance efforts aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. we won't prevent them all, but that can't
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
, house democrat leader nancy pelosi told us she's at least a little encouraged. >> it was constructive. as i say, candor is constructive, and i think it moved us forward, but we'll see. >> reporter: it was the first meeting with the president and all the congressional leaders in six weeks. it follows an impasse that has shaken wall street, the dow down more than 400 points since talks stalled last week. and on main street, business owners like drew greenblatt, who owns a wire basket manufacturing company in baltimore, say the coming fiscal cliff is already causing pain because they just don't know what will happen to their taxes. >> right now we're doing our budget. we're deciding how many people we're hiring next year. we're figuring out how many robots and machines we'll invest in our factories. >> reporter: and across the country all the political bickering had people outraged with washington. >> i can't believe we've gotten this close. >> time for them to turn in their term paper. >> this is america. they should be working for the american people. >> the parties are trying to outdo
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 11:00am PST
think it will be most of the day. they aren't telling us much because they say they don't want to compromise their investigation. walnut creek police hurried to this complex 3:15 this morning when they heard a woman screaming in the background of a 911 call. >> they confronted one armed subject in an apartment at the complex at 1450 creek side drive. unfortunately, they were forced to shoot that individual. and that individual was pronounced deceased at 9 scene. >> reporter: police won't say what the -- the man was armed with. what he did to cause the officers to shoot or what the 911 call was about they only had this to say when asked why? >> i think it is fair to say they were concerned for their well-being. >> reporter: most people didn't hear it. one man did but said it didn't sound like gunfire. >> i was sleep i was just woken up by the sound of what sounded like banging. >> reporter: everyone else we spoke with as they headed off to work said they didn't hear a thing. >> what? it is so quiet, oh my gosh, scary. >> my wife commented earlier that she doesn't feel safe here.
ABC
Dec 11, 2012 1:40am PST
are using hiv to help fight cancer. it's coming up on "world news now." >>> "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellula cellular. >>> a dramatic new direction in fighting cancer is now raising hopes of finding a way to eliminate the disease all together. >> this is just unbelievable. doctors are using the virus that causes aids to reprogram patient's immune systems. chief medical editor dr. richard besser explains. >> reporter: emma's leukemia seemed undefeatable, no treatments left, and she was only 6. then in april, a last gamble using hiv to cure, not kill. doctors took out millions of emma's disease fighting white blood cells and used a genetically altered hiv virus to get into human immune systems to change those cells to target cancer fighters. they went back in and destroyed the cancer. dr. steven gruff is a pioneer. using hiv to infiltrate the hiv system. >> all of the things that make the hiv virus to cause disease have been removed from this particular virus, so its only purpose is to put a gene into a cell. for me, it's incredibly exciting. >> reporter: here's emma
ABC
Dec 6, 2012 1:40am PST
to use social media to get people to sign a petition calling for a bipartisan solution to the nation's $16 trillion debt. i will give $100 if he just stops. stops. >> keep going. he dances better than me, doesn't he? >> that's impressive, man. >> it is. >> how serious he is about the debt. get up and do gangnam style. >> serious point you have to inform yourself on what is going on. please do. >> no matter what, be in the know. not that we could top that. >>> coming up next, the prank that served as a wakeup call to the hospital and the royal family. >>> and the first lady of country music is showing everyone -- terrible accent, right? showing everyone you are never too old to try something new. you are watching "world news now." >> "world news now." >> "world news now." ♪ ♪ no time that ain't all on my mind ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. ♪ ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. ♪ >>> well, you have seen the commercials on tv, the ads that promise reverse mortgages
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 6:00pm PST
called us but this is what we know about the theft. there are a thousand items mostly taken from car break ins, cell phones lap tops and cameras expensive designer goods. it's here. most items stolen at fisherman's wharf in the embarcadero. police did not find one very important fees of stolen property they were looking for. >> we're looking for some electronic devices taken in an from the event that originally caused all this to go into motion. >> the lieutenant did not tell us what it is. but a source with knowledge of the investigation tells abc 7 news, external hard drive of a yet to be released movie from paramount studios stolen in mid-november about a week after security cameras at the pier 39 garage captured images of the suspects breaking into a car and their get away car's license plate. that led to their arrest in late november. the discovery of a huge hole of stolen goods. police hope the film would be here, our source tells us the copy was stolen and the pier 39 garage before a -- from a rental car leased from someone in southern california here working on the movie soun
ABC
Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm PST
. nannette miranda joins us live now. nannette? >> this plan just doesn't include shootings but supposed to include responses for earthquakes, fires and other situations. once state lawmaker says self reporting isn't working. every july, how they evacuate sturd yents, whether they have locked doors, which people do they let in? are security cameras in place? are the staff trained? one senator is upset that the last numbers he can find indicate that over half did not comply in 2009. >> and because we don't keep a good track, we don't know in two years whether situation has gone gothen worse or better. >> in light of the shooting state asked all california schools... to review their safety plans. after columbine, lawmakers allegeo indicated $90 million for improvements. but as recession rolled on, and squeezed state budget, finance consultants say leader as loued flexibility in how money is spent. >> that meansa "s it's unrestricted funding now. >> schools superintendent says california schools are safe. there are lesson buzz we can't go to extreme. >> we can't live in fear and turn o
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 4:00pm PST
to prevent flooding. >> i'm hearing wednesday, thursday next week there is another system coming in giving us the opportunity too catch up and clean the city storm drain systems to prevent problems in the future. >> public works says eight, two-person crews working around the clock. the supervisor says he's not seen this much saturation in probably 15 years. now, they're catching a little bit of a breather until heading into the next rain he venlt. abc 7 news. >> john, thank you. >> as you heard, more rain is on the way after a brief, but pleasant dry spell. >> yes. spencer christian is away. now, accuweather updates. >> looking at live doppler 7 hd, clear skies, a few high, thin clouds moving through. we do have our live doppler 7 hd will be tracking a storm soon with national weather service down in monterey bay. the storm going to be coming in from northwest. we'll see affects of it as early as tomorrow evening so 4:00 p.m. friday, you can see cloud cover increasing. rain lines still up in cue kaia. you'll notice rain starts+.p shift around coastal areas and in, locally by 11:00 p.m. notic
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 11:35pm PST
is drawing to a close. for many of us, that means this season's spending remorse is sinking in. the average american spent an estimated $700 during the holidays this year, so tonight, we wanted to bring you an inside look at the bargain stores that could help out with your wallet rehab. abc's ryan owens brings us inside the booming business of being cheap. >> reporter: they're opening their doors faster than new starbucks. >> i like it because it's cheaper. >> reporter: there are now more dollar stores in the united states than drugstores. >> since the prices are so good, it's like why not? >> you can get more stuff for cheaper. >> reporter: a $56 billion industry. >> i think we can double the size of our chain within this country. >> reporter: each pin on this map represents one family dollar store. howard levine is the ceo of that chain. >> tons of growth here. this is probably a thousand-store state. >> reporter: right now he oversees an empire of how many stores? >> right around 7,550. >> reporter: are you sensitive to the charge that you're the ceo of one of the cheap stores? cheap is
ABC
Dec 12, 2012 6:00am PST
sweeney joins us live. >> reporter: we two a chance to talk to a very shaken father you can understand why when you consider a truck pick-up truck comes plowing through, you can see where i knocked didn't the fence, you can see the cardboard over the window that it went through. when it went through that window it went into the crib of 2-year-old nahla robbins. this happened 3:30 this morning. pick-up truck coming along, doesn't show a lot of signs of breaking, slams through the fence, through the wall knocks nahla on to the floor her father runs in sees his child lying there. this is how he tried to express how he felt. >> shocked right now. if something happened to my kid, i don't know how i would react, sorry man. >> reporter: understandably moved beyond words. as for the person that slammed into the wall, he tried to drive away. neighbors were having none of that they stopped him. police are glad they did, of course. now they are looking into the possibility that he is going to be hit with a drunk driving. as for nahla she was taken to the hospital. her father picked her up, looked at her,
ABC
Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm PST
the scene for us. a man in his 40s was struck and killed with a pickup and authorities say it happened about 2:30 this afternoon. police do not know if the victim was in a crosswalk at the time. people who saw the accident upset and know the district can be a dangerous place if you're on foot. >> this is careful here. you can start running over people. you know? going fast. >> something like this happened to a friend of mine many years ago. i just kept thinking how we're always rushing about for the holidays and i'm trying to encourage people to slow down, be present. be safe. >> in 2011, did 17 pedestrians were struck, so far this year. 17 pedestrians have been killed in action. the district attorney announced that a new campaign would be kicked off called don't rush. urging to drive with caution during the holidays. >> thank you. >> police are investigating yet another incident. a parent spotted the device around 1:00 this after the in. classes had been dismissed for the day. the school was on lock down. free, police arrested two teen-aged boys. >> a frightening accident overnight involvin
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 5:30pm PST
outside our studio tonight. sam, great to see you. and you were telling us in the news room this afternoon, this is all one massive system? >> reporter: one big system we've been talking about since the weekend, david. all that snow in the middle of the country, up to 17 inches in illinois. tornadoes, 25 confirmed from last night's episode. and then this. this, we started coastal areas with a little bit of snow, then we went to sleet. now we've got some rain with ice mixed in. if you're in coastal areas, road surfaces will stay wet. inland, you're going to get that mixture of ice and then inches and inches of snow. look at the snow graphic as we work this storm system. it was that one big storm that now will hand itself off to a kind of nor'easter shape. then it will move in. look at that icing that's involved. that is one of the scary parts of this system. plenty of areas that will get some icing and snow. the snowfall totals will be measured in inches. and very near a foot. and it's a very big deal. because, david, places like syracuse, and i know you just left yesterday, haven't had a f
ABC
Dec 14, 2012 4:00am PST
. >>> good morning, everybody. happy friday. we do begin today with breaking news. word of deepening u.s. military involvement in the face of fears that the bloody syria will spill over that country's borders. >> reports this morning say defense secretary, leon panetta has signed the order to send 2 patriot missile batteries, as well as 400 american troops, to turkey. they're being deployed to help protect turkey against a possible missile attack or chemical weapons from syria. and the moves comes as international support for syria's ruthless dictator is fading. the head of nato says the collapse of bashar al assad's regime is just a matter of time. and there are conflicting reports that his most powerful ally, russia, may be preparing for his defeat. rebels are gaining ground outside the capital and have defied every effort to defeat them. >>> there's some confusion over where former south african president nelson mandela is being treated. government officials there say they are protecting his privacy not confirming which hospital is treating him. >> the 94-year-old anti-apartheid icon
ABC
Dec 25, 2012 12:00am PST
. and if you're a parent who does find him or herself in that situation, might i suggest that you not use the explanation rapper t.i. gave his son on last night's episode of "t.i. and tiny: the family hustle." >> i'm going to see how much hard work goes into me making my money so i can buy you guys your gifts. right now all you do -- >> santa makes them. >> shush. no, santa just drop the gifts off. i pay for the gifts. santa's elves can't make a play station. they got to buy one. your daddy and momma pay for it to be bought and then we send it to santa. >> but if you pay for it, why do you put it in the closet? >> why am i going to put in the closet if i want santa to bring it? >> you don't want santa to bring you no more of your gifts? >> it don't matter. >> it's not a perfect system. smart kid. don't get him started on the tooth fairy, that makes no sense either. if you're looking for advice on just about anything, you will not find anyone more full of it than my aunt chippy. we set up an e-mail address at which you the viewer can ask aunt chippy a question. she doesn't have a lot of pa
ABC
Dec 15, 2012 11:00pm PST
brought out in auction, police tell us this was a domestic violence situation and they were called here by neighbor of the couple. the neighbor told police he heard the couple were arguing in their apartment. he knocked on their door, and the man said he had a gun, and that prompted this response by police. now after three and a half hours of negotiations, the couple did come out unharmed. and they have been taken into custody. police tell us they have not yet found a firearm but they are searching that apartment. reporting live in san francisco, sergio quinn tan fashion abc-7 news. >> ama: an emotional outpouring for the victims of the deadly shooting in connecticut. people gathered for a candlelight vigil at the home town of teacher victoria soto. as the community mourns we now know the names of the youngest victims. reporter: tonight we're hearing a father's anguish, robby parker lost his daughter emily. she was six. >> i don't know how you get through michigan like -- through something like this. i don't understand. >> and this evening a portrait of the gunman. in one class, every
ABC
Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm PST
you with guess? stay with us. abc 7 news >>> we have breaking news in southern california. a police s.w.a.t. team is on cal state fullerton campus searching for a man with a gun. there is no report of a shooting at this point. police were chasing an armed suspect who ran on the campus. that is why they're on campus. we'll keep you posted on developments. no shooting taking place but they do have reports of a man armed with a weapon. >> of course, dan will have more for you on abc 7 news. take a look at this. a river of foam outside levis headquarters today, greenpeace demonstrating what they say is toxic water pollution dumped into mexico rivers by suppliers providing these pictures. today's protest involved nontoxic foam on battery street. now, in response, levis says they're working towards the goal of ending hazardous discharge in all plants by the year 2020. >> it turns out gas smell forcing a shelter in place in three schools today was a false alarm. charlotte wood middle school ordered to shelter in place about 11 in the morning while crews and pg&e tried to figure out writ was
ABC
Dec 12, 2012 12:00am PST
we start. wheat. >> are you being serious or this is a dutch joke? >> we used to in the early days grind the wheat into flour. >> the windmill grinds the wheat? to explain me about wheat, he took me to a windmill. >> nice to meet you, guillermo. this is the final product of these windmills. flour. >> so this turns into alcohol? >> yes, sir. >> wow. i cannot believe the dust turns into a kettle one. >> yeah, it's a lot of tradition and a lot of techniques to make a good spirit. >> tradition is important and my family has a lot of traditions, so i want to bring my traditions to you guys. what do you think? >> i'm not sure what you said just now. >> no? >> no. let's try. >> let's try. our tradition is working! by the way, we're going dutch today. i'm not paying for your drinks. >> ketel one. this is vodka. >> "jimmy kimmel live" back in two minutes with leslie mann. ted. and music from sarah jaffe. out from the shallow end se to find something truly worthy of his search. ♪ inspired by 300 years of tradition. ketel one. gentlemen, this is vodka. drink responsibly. with brandy who is
ABC
Dec 18, 2012 1:40am PST
in italy. he became the first japanese american in congress and served 50 years in the u.s. senate. his death was announced by harry reid. >> the kindness that he has shown me for me time here in the senate has been something i will cherish always. a man who has lived and breathed the senate. he was that patriot. >> very kind words. president obama also a native of hawaii tweeted aloha yesterday. he died yesterday at 88 years old. >>> there is progress in talks on the fiscal cliff, but major sticking points still remain with just two weeks to go. a top republican says there is disagreement over spending cuts versus new taxes and until that could be worked out, there won't be any talks about the specific details. and wall street closed higher over signs of the talks. the dow jones rose 100 points for its biggest gain of the month. early markets overseas also higher because of capitol hill optimism. and a bounce back in china's economy. >>> a holiday miracle for drivers as plunging gas prices hit their lowest point of the year. aaa reports the price of gas fell more than nine cents a gall
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 5:00am PST
on a regular schedule and on time. >>>Ñ5bx commuters in sonoma couy could use a break from the rain right now flood waters are still impassable on highways 12 and 121. terry mcsweeney is live at the intersection. >> reporter: the best i've got right now is sometime today. what happens is when there's a heavy down tour as there was yesterday and a high tide, this -- this road closes not unusual they wish it was an unusual occurrence as you can see road closed, flooded. pictures of what it looked like last night. they've been trying to fix the problem here for quite sometime, obviously, no success. yesterday, it want hard to find rain-related problems, american canyon water piled up on highway 12 red top road all this going on, on christmas day the traffic was light yesterday, richmond on mcdonald avenue they had back-up there also in berkeley a lot of places down pours and one person we talked to says he's about ready to have it wrap up. >> i'm from the bay area so i'm couldn't of used to it. but it is a little r'çí[ when driving out there on these freeways. >> reporter: you will be happy >
ABC
Dec 19, 2012 12:00am PST
with us tonight please say hello to charlie reeves. charlie, come on out. [ cheers and applause ] where are you from? >> i'm from anaheim. happiest place on earth. >> jimmy: yeah. oh, you got a trip all the way from anaheim. >> all the way from anaheim. >> jimmy: there's another jimmy who would like to offer his congratulations as well. >> hey, jimmy the intern here with a big congratulations to charlie reeves, our winner of the downey unstoppables 12 seconds of fame contest. great job. stay fresh, everybody. >> jimmy: wow. you must be in shock. but the fun's not over. we also have a prize for you. dickey, tell charlie what he's won. >> dicky: he's won his very own home version of guillermo. >> what? [ applause ] >> jimmy: how about that? enjoy your guillermo. do whatever you want with him. charlie, everyone. >> dicky: downy unstoppables delivers 12 weeks of freshness. for more information, visit downy.com. >> jimmy: "jimmy kimmel live" back in two minutes back with samuel jackson. mmm! fresh! and it's been in the closet for 12 weeks! unbelievable! unstopables! i'll show you how! ♪ ju
ABC
Dec 27, 2012 12:00am PST
of the show. thank you for watching. good of you all to be here with us tonight. we have a good show for you tonight. leslie mann is here and she's very sick, so that should be fun. and we have a very talented singer named sarah jaffe, who's making her network television debut tonight. and maybe our tiniest guest ever, ted from the movie "ted" is here. enjoying the open bar. when he drinks, he gets soggy inside. we'll bring him out here. christmas is less than two weeks away. it's coming for us whether we like it or not. i think christmas is the best time of the year to get into a knife fight over a parking spot at target. i do most of my shopping online. but i hire someone to honk and scream obscenities at me while i'm doing it so i get the whole holiday shopping experience. and the neighbors love it. did you know they're celebrating christmas in other countries now? it's true. it's really catching on. this happened at the sunshine aquarium in tokyo, where i guess santa isn't afraid of sharks. >> even rays and sharks need some holiday cheer, and to bring them into the christmas spirit, sant
ABC
Dec 10, 2012 11:00am PST
as soon as it becomes available. >>> john mcafee says he wants to return home to the u.s.. he recorded the rambling message at a guatemalan detention center and repeated his deep fear of the government of belize. >> it is believed belize is not a corrupt government that it does not lie that it would not execute people, without the judicial process this is untrue. >> mcafee says he was denied asylum in guatemala, because the country is about to sign a peace treaty with belize settling a border dispute. he and his 20-year-old girlfriend are fighting extradition to belize where he's wanted for questioning about the murder of his neighbor. >>> livermore man at the center of a theft investigation says the whole thing is a misunderstanding. this security video of the incident is posted on youtube itch according to livermore police, the man -- entering the front porch of a home on walnut street and taking items lives in the same neighborhood as the victim. he admitted being the person but says he was picking up cigarette butts from an ashtray. >>> quick thinking and training saved two laundry
ABC
Dec 28, 2012 11:35pm PST
of the expensive airport frenzy at the holidays, your travel dollar might not feel like it goes as far as it used to, but tonight you're going to meet some everyday travelers who found ways to fly literally around the world in first class luxury for next to nothing. that sounds too good to be true? maybe it's because you've never seen the extreme measures these folks are willing to rack up frequent flier miles. here's an encore presentation. >> reporter: this is where rick gets to go practically for free whenever he goes flying. to the front of the lie at the check-in counter. to the first class lounge. to seats like these at the front of the airplane, first class and business class. and the places he and his wife have gone together, such as -- >> we've gone from savannah to athens and then flew over to croatia, spent some time there. then up to split, also in croatia. then to amsterdam and back all in business class. >> total cost, just the taxes, $60 each, plus 120,000 frequent flier miles each, which sounds high, but not when you're what rick is, a frequent flier millionaire, one who wants to
ABC
Dec 9, 2012 8:00am PST
abandons. >> conservatives on the hill are counting on us. >>> and the supreme court court takes on gay marriage. we'll break it all down with george will, james carville and mary matalin. paul krugman of the "new york times" and abc's own matthew dowd . >>> hello, again, just over three weeks away from that fiscal cliff, we just come off a week of press conferences, symbolic votes in senate, but less than an hour of serious negotiating. what will it take to break the stalemate? we'll get into that this morning, with two big roundtables of elected officials and experts. let's begin with the lawmakers. senator tom coburn for the republicans and debbie stabenow for the democrats. and congressman hensarlingg. the president said that for there to be a big deal, tax rates on the wealthy are going to have to go up. if that's his bottom line, can there be a deal? >> again, as the speaker has said, unfortunately what we see out of the president is my way or the highway. one dollar revenue for 2.5 of spending reductions. now, after the election, it's a little bit of bait and switch. now he's ask
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